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  1. Happy Garage Sale Trail Day!

    I Heart Garage Sales, via WeeBirdy.com.

    I heart garage sales, too! Photography by herlibraryadventures/Instagram.

    One of my favourite days of the year has arrived. It’s Garage Sale Trail Day here in Australia, and it’s a veritable nation-wide feast of trash and treasure. Head over now to the Garage Sale Trail website and search for local sales in your area.

    Garage Sale Trail treasure.

    Treasures found at last year’s garage sale trail by Vanessa Timmins. Photography by Vanessa Timmins/Instagram.

    Looking for something specific? Easy. You can search by object! We’re trying to makeover our garden in a budget, so I searched for “plants” and a bevy of sales popped up within 10km from our home. Score!

    In Tasmania? Head to the MONA Garage Sale where could you expect to find a David Bowie candle, Ming Dynasty inspired porcelain and a gold bird cage? Photography courtesy of MONA/Instagram.

    In Tasmania? Head to the MONA Garage Sale where could you expect to find a David Bowie candle, Ming Dynasty inspired porcelain and a gold bird cage? Photography courtesy of MONA/Instagram.

    My Little Ponies via WeeBirdy.com.

    There will be no shortage of My Little Ponies at the Pick up a Knit Knack and Share a Yarn garage sale in Queensland. Photography via Garage Sale Trail/Instagram.

    Garage Sale via WeeBirdy.com.

    The Hoarders Hideaway and Laneway Locals Loot in Pragan with Georgina Campbell and James Grant. Photography via Garage Sale Trail/Instagram.

    I’m just about to head off to a garage sale where I spotted a rather lovely mid-century globe, but if you’re anywhere near Alexandria, make a beeline to stylist Megan Morton and Friends’ Greatest Ever Garage Sale at The School.

    Megan Morton and Friends' Greatest Ever Garage Sale

    This vintage enamel basin is up for grabs at Megan Morton and Friends’ Greatest Ever Garage Sale today. Photography by Megan Morton/Instagram.

    Megan and her stylist mates are selling a plethora of homewares and styling props, such as a vintage enamel basin in green, Featherstone-esque chairs antique wall scones, party props and designer clothes (last year they had Chanel, this year Easton Pearson, dries von noten, Marni). And if you can’t make the sale in the morning, they will be refreshing and re-stocking their stands for for afternoon visitors.

    Vintage and designer fashion and accessories at Megan Morton and Friends Greatest Ever Garage Sale.

    Vintage and designer fashion and accessories at Megan Morton and Friends Greatest Ever Garage Sale. Photography by Megan Morton/Instagram.

    Melbourne readers might like to check out Frankie and Friends Garage Sale, hosted by the lovely editor of Frankie magazine Jo Walker. You can pick up a bargain from sellers including Pip from Meet me at Mike’s, who is selling big-eyed dolls, vintage books, retro bikes, knick knacks and cute treasures; and Kitiya Palaskas, who is offloading a bunch of studio samples, pre-loved haberdasher, party supplies and colourful vintage trinkets.

    Frankie and Friends Garage Sale in Melbourne.

    Frankie and Friends Garage Sale in Melbourne. Photography courtesy of Frankie.

    Get a lucky dip at Kititya Palaskas' stall at Frankie and Friends Garage Sale.

    Get a lucky dip at Kititya Palaskas’ stall at Frankie and Friends Garage Sale. Photography by Kitiya Palaskas/Instagram.

    Kit's Kiosk via Kitiya Palaskas/Instagram.

    Kit’s Kiosk! Photography by Kitiya Palaskas/Instagram.

    Happy hunting, garage sale goers! (And good luck to everyone having a Garage Sale today – hi Mum!).